|Gage needs cash for his hearing|
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Gage has been a polarizing figure in wrestling this year for his abrasive personality in addition to the natural disdain many people have for ex-convicts. America, it seems, has a problem forgiving people for crimes, even if they have served the time for it. Any time Michael Vick lands on a new team, some group of people emerges from the aether to protest him even though he spent a good chunk of his career, in his prime, in jail for what he did. Gage violating parole on a drug violation, especially if that drug was marijuana, isn't recidivism, it's a technicality. Granted, it's a major technicality, but still, it's not like he knocked over another bank. I can't ask people to like Gage, but if grudges are still held because he robbed a bank, well, dude paid his debt to society for it. That's good enough for me.